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staunch as in:  a staunch ally

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  • Like most mothers, she wielded tremendous power and my staunch resolve would crumble like a sandcastle before her frontal assaults, which were like tidal waves.   (source)
  • The Millinery had always been a staunch supporter of White Imagination and it had been too much of a risk for Redd to leave it functioning.   (source)
    staunch = loyal and dependable
  • Millions of people woke each morning hoping to read in their newspapers that this staunch detective at last had found the missing children.   (source)
    staunch = firmly dependable
  • He was a staunch conservative who voted twice for George W. Bush and whose faith in God was matched only by his deep distrust of liberals and the news media.   (source)
    staunch = firmly loyal
  • The region is now more staunchly Republican than the American South.   (source)
    staunchly = firmly
  • Although Tories at the time of the Rebellion, the Moodies have since seen the error of their ways, and are now staunchly Reform; for which they have been made to suffer, by certain malicious persons who are in a position to torment them with lawsuits and the like.†   (source)
  • Still, his men held together remarkably staunchly.†   (source)
  • The place was crowded, still quite cold, but the sight of nurses and volunteer workers made us feel the children were safe, and the presence of other stranded souls, young women with infants, old and infirm people, gave us a certain staunchness and will, a selfless bent that was pronounced enough to function as a common identity.†   (source)
  • I didn't even have the strength to feel chagrin at embarrassing my queen and staunchest defender once again by providing a spectacle for the entire court of Eddis.†   (source)
  • Among its regional leaders were five former Confederate generals; its staunchest supporters were the plantation owners for whom Reconstruction posed an economic and political nightmare.†   (source)
  • I also remembered Roland, an upright Caribbean woman whose staunchness I admired.†   (source)
  • I tried to get him to acknowledge the squalor of Ameh Bozorg's home, but he defended his sister staunchly.†   (source)
  • Well, your father's on the board of directors and Henry's one of the staunchest members.†   (source)
  • Numbers of the staunchest members of Congress were departing for home, claiming the need for rest.†   (source)
  • But the Wildfire team staunchly ignored both the evidence of their own experience—that bacteria mutate rapidly and radically—and the evidence of the Biosatellite tests, in which a series of earth forms were sent into space and later recovered.†   (source)
  • I was very surprised to discover that my staunchest allies were two students who were very active at the university's powerful Muslim Students' Association.†   (source)
  • "Not had at all," Meara said staunchly, and dished out oatmeal.†   (source)
  • He himself maintained that it was the ungodly ways of the East which drove him to search for a less sophisticated, stauncher-minded region; though I have heard it suggested that there came a point when his native parts refused to tolerate him any longer.†   (source)
  • Throughout everything, in fact, Isabelle had been her staunchest defender.†   (source)
  • Booth's betrothed, Lucy Lambert Hale, is the daughter of John Parker Hale, a staunchly pro-war senator from New Hampshire.†   (source)
  • Fences and walls and sheds stood staunchly out in the yellow afternoon, and they were related too.†   (source)
  • He gave up trying to know Jim, even hoping to understand him, and learned to wait, clinging staunchly to Caleb's Victorian we.†   (source)
  • However, his disapproval of violence was based less on ideology than on a perverse delicacy; with all this apparent hand-wringing, he clung staunchly to the obsession that had for so long dominated and suffused his being: he began methodically to philosophize about the necessity of eliminating Jews from all walks of life, commencing with Academe.†   (source)
  • "Thelma!" cried Leota staunchly.†   (source)
  • If you wanted me dead, you had only to say the word, and one of these staunch friends of yours would gladly have given me a red smile.   (source)
    staunch = loyal
  • He threw himself eagerly into Harrison's mayoral campaign, albeit without Harrison's knowledge, sending postcards by the dozens and telling anyone who would listen that Harrison, staunch friend of the Irish and the working man, was the best candidate for the job.   (source)
    staunch = firmly loyal
  • In the place of the traitor Stannis Baratheon, it is the wish of His Grace that his lady mother, the Queen Regent Cersei Lannister, who has ever been his staunchest support, be seated upon his small council, that she may help him rule wisely and with justice.   (source)
    staunchest = firmest
  • And somehow after that the Greatjon became Robb's right hand, his staunchest champion, loudly telling all and sundry that the boy lord was a Stark after all, and they'd damn well better bend their knees if they didn't fancy having them chewed off.   (source)
    staunchest = most loyal and dependable
  •   The little toy dog is covered with dust,
      But sturdy and staunch he stands.   (source)
    staunch = firm and dependable
  • To many staunchly pacifist Quakers any step that led nearer to all-out war was anathema.†   (source)
  • Political scientists have spent millions of words trying to explain how Appalachia and the South went from staunchly Democratic to staunchly Republican in less than a generation.†   (source)
  • And yet Howland Reed had been one of Father's staunchest companions during the war for King Robert's crown, before Bran was born.†   (source)
  • Clyde Tolson, known as Junior, was Edgar's staunchest aide in the Bureau, his dearest friend and inseparable companion.†   (source)
  • And finally, the nation's most staunchly anti-Lincoln paper, the National Intelligencer, is now crying out that Lincoln was a true American hero.†   (source)
  • It was up to Miss Snowdie MacLain to be at the door, and she was at the door, staunchly, as if she'd been in on things the whole time.†   (source)
  • A race of giants had lived then, fearless men, men of a staunchness unknown in this day.†   (source)
  • He was staunchly Presbyterian, even though his family were Catholic, and the thought of his daughter becoming a nun was even worse than that of her marrying Gerald O'Hara.†   (source)
  • She, a member of an old and staunchly Confederate family, a planter's family, had gone over to the enemy and by so doing had brought shame on every family in the County.†   (source)
  • Perhaps with any other man I might be a little anxious; but among the very few virtues possessed by your family and mine, dear, I think I may set staunchness.†   (source)
  • Mr. Pugh sat nicely at desks, and he was pleasant and promissory to everybody who came to see him; clergymen, gamblers, G.A.R. veterans, circus advanceagents, policemen, and ladies of reasonable virtue—everybody except perhaps socialist agitators, against whom he staunchly protected the embattled city.†   (source)
  • "I'd be very glad to ask her in wedlock, if she'd hae me, and take the risk of her wild dark eyes ill-wishing me," said Grandfer Cantle staunchly.†   (source)
  • 'There ain't,' said Sikes, fixing his eyes upon her, and muttering the words to himself; 'there ain't a stauncher-hearted gal going, or I'd have cut her throat three months ago.†   (source)
  • 'Nay, ma'am,' said Stephen Blackpool, staunchly protesting against the words that had been used, and instinctively addressing himself to Louisa, after glancing at her face.†   (source)
  • Recognizing little Ned Higgins among them, Hepzibah put her hand into her pocket, and presented the urchin, her earliest and staunchest customer, with silver enough to people the Domdaniel cavern of his interior with as various a procession of quadrupeds as passed into the ark.†   (source)
  • I refused staunchly.†   (source)
  • She declines to enter on the question, mooted by the maid, how the spot comes to be there, and not in her room (which is nearer to Sir Leicester's), but staunchly declares that on the spot she will remain.†   (source)
  • "Stranger," the white-armed princess answered staunchly,
    "friend, you're hardly a wicked man, and no fool, I'd say—
    it's Olympian Zeus himself who hands our fortunes out,
    to each of us in turn, to the good and bad,
    however Zeus prefers ...
    He gave you pain, it seems.†   (source)
  • Wild, reckless taunts—and just as he passed Odysseus
    the idiot lurched out with a heel and kicked his hip
    but he couldn't knock the beggar off the path,
    he stood his ground so staunchly.†   (source)
  • It was sponsored by a Norwegian reporter, Mrs. Jorumn Rickets, who had set it up with Ernie, Minnijean, and me, and the group spotlighted as staunch troublemakers: Sammy Dean Parker, Kaye Bacon, and their crowd.   (source)
    staunch = firmly dependable
  • "We ARE rich," said Anne staunchly.   (source)
    staunchly = firmly
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  • Many of my Marine Corps friends were staunch liberals who had no love for our commander in chief—then George W. Bush—and felt that we had sacrificed too much for too little gain.†   (source)
  • He did not know why he was doing it, why he was approaching the dying man: he did not know what he felt as he saw Snape's white face, and the fingers trying to staunch the bloody wound at his neck.†   (source)
  • Be one who is staunch in equity, witnesses for God even against yourselves or ones who are your parents or nearest of kin; whether rich or poor, for God is closer to both than you are; so follow not your desires that you become unbalanced; and if you distort or turn aside, then truly God is aware of what you do.†   (source)
  • And, in this staunch little portrait, it's hard not to see the human in the finch.†   (source)
  • I tore a strip of fabric from my shirt and tried to staunch the flow.†   (source)
  • Never to allow Western influences to penetrate our staunch communist values.†   (source)
  • Nearby, at the distribution warehouse of the Chicago Inter Ocean, a widely read and respected newspaper, a young Irish immigrant—and staunch supporter of Carter Harrison—completed his workday.†   (source)
  • The issue was taken up at a meeting of the National ExecutiveCommittee and my view was voted down, even by those who were considered staunch African nationalists.†   (source)
  • "I'm a staunch Hindu," she says, "though the way of Christ inspires me.†   (source)
  • His brain raced for an explanation, anything to staunch the panic welling up in his chest.†   (source)
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  • Even Almaz, always a staunch royalist, had a crisis of faith.†   (source)
  • Buckthorn, perhaps the most sensible and staunch of them all.†   (source)
  • I was pretty staunch in maintaining an "us and them" attitude about the prison staff.†   (source)
  • It showed Lydia Sessions not only where she stood with Gray, but it brought home to her startlingly, and as nothing had yet done, the strength of Johnnie's hold upon him; while it forced Gray himself to realize that ever since that morning when he met the girl on the bridge going to put her little brothers and sisters in the Victory mill, he had behaved more like a sulky, disappointed lover than a staunch friend.†   (source)
  • I tried to staunch the flood of fear.†   (source)
  • Cox had his supporters, and the captain had staunch allies of his own.†   (source)
  • Holding his side to staunch the seep of blood from his wound, Varamyr lurched to the door and swept aside the ragged skin that covered it to face a wall of white.†   (source)
  • Their mother, still a force in London society, was said to be the illegitimate daughter of King George I. Both men were staunch Whigs and had a decided resemblance, a rather gloomy, dark look, with dark eyes, heavy lids, and a swarthy complexion.†   (source)
  • We of Minas Tirith have been staunch through long years of trial.†   (source)
  • Max rose shakily, using his sweatshirt to staunch the bleeding and wipe away the saliva.†   (source)
  • And Vlad was beginning to wonder if the kids at school had kept their distance over the years because of his staunch unpopularity or because they could detect his differentness on some level.†   (source)
  • The dwarf king was known to be a staunch supporter of Nasuada and the Varden—as well as being Eragon's clan chief and foster brother—but no one could accuse him of aspiring to Nasuada's position, nor would the humans necessarily accept him as her replacement.†   (source)
  • Everyone who knew anything about politics — and Jean was nothing if not worldly — knew that France was the staunch ally of the Hutu regime in Rwanda.†   (source)
  • Swaying him was a tall order; a staunch opponent of match races and big purses, he was likely to come out against the plan.†   (source)
  • He's a staunch believer in freedom of choice and expression.†   (source)
  • But Pravda pointed out that Adam was a staunch conservationist and would never want this barbaric exception made.†   (source)
  • What with her eyesight, in two minutes her toe will be raw, and I'll be looking for a rag to staunch the bleeding.†   (source)
  • I was a staunch conservative, a member of the John Birch Society who wanted them all shot!†   (source)
  • John Forsyth was also an owner of slaves and a staunch advocate of slavery and state's rights.†   (source)
  • I'd recently noticed that she had become a staunch defender of her gender.†   (source)
  • His father and mother were staunch "hard-shell" Baptists, and at a young age he attended the Pigeon Creek Baptist Church.†   (source)
  • When he left them, these staunch and kindly people, he felt somehow that he had known them all his life.†   (source)
  • He added at once nervously, for fear the doctor might misunderstand or, worse, disbelieve him: The little toy dog is all covered with dust, Yet sturdy and staunch he stands; The little toy soldier is red with rust ...He stopped, blushing scarlet.†   (source)
  • For when George Norris had first entered the House of Representatives in 1903, fresh from the plains of Nebraska, he had been a staunch, conservative Republican, "sure of my position," as he later wrote, "unreasonable in my convictions, and unbending in my opposition to any other political party or political thought except my own."†   (source)
  • The Grand Maester is a staunch friend to the Queen Regent, and under her personal protection.†   (source)
  • Tearing strips of fabric from his tunic, Max bound David's leg and shoulder to staunch the bleeding.†   (source)
  • What will it avail you to be staunch, when the Second Sons change sides?†   (source)
  • ...already using a square of Irish linen from his pocket to staunch and wrap the arm wound.†   (source)
  • A staunch anti-slavery man, Dr. Madden was returning to England after ten years in Cuba.†   (source)
  • It was a time of quiet departures, of the sifting away of all that was not staunch against winter.†   (source)
  • Qhorin Halfhand stumbled to his knees, trying in vain to staunch the flow of blood from his neck.†   (source)
  • Insulting three innocent ladies offending a staunch—†   (source)
  • "Hi," I said, dropping my suitcase—occupied with Popchik who was pacing round my feet in staunch geriatric figure eights of greeting —and only when I glanced up at him climbing down from the ladder did I notice how resolute he looked: troubled, but with a firm, defensive smile fixed on his face.†   (source)
  • "The staunch and intrepid, such as were enemies as much as myself to the measure, pushed for me, I suppose that as little evil might come of it, as possible," he wrote almost apologetically.†   (source)
  • "You did," said Petyr, "and Lord Robert sleeps more easily knowing that you are always there, a staunch friend at the foot of his mountain."†   (source)
  • Arnold was a staunch backer of Lincoln's during the war's darkest hours, and the resulting dip in the president's popularity cost him his seat in the House.†   (source)
  • It was a fairaccord, and I suspect that if it had been implemented it would indeed have helped to staunch the bloodletting.†   (source)
  • The Philadelphia physician and patriot Benjamin Rush, a staunch admirer, observed that Washington "has so much martial dignity in his deportment that you would distinguish him to be a general and a soldier from among 10,000 people.†   (source)
  • I don't know!" panted Mr. Babel, slogging to the doorway and trying unsuccessfully to staunch the flow of chocolate with his body.†   (source)
  • Clearly he stood well with the large majority of the Federalist party and a great many more besides who saw him as a staunch, old patriot carrying on in the tradition of Washington.†   (source)
  • When it occurred to him to try to staunch it with the bedsheet, the jet was already dropping in height, as if the tank were empty.†   (source)
  • Zeph had been a teacher in Orlando, and was a staunch opponent of Bantu Education, and one of the most level-headed of the PAC's leaders.†   (source)
  • They were two staunch patriots who hated the British and shared the absolute conviction that for all the hazards and trials of the present, America was destined to be a "mighty empire."†   (source)
  • One of these is certainly their staunch ability to withstand disaster and to let the stream of their life carry them along, past reaches of terror and loss.†   (source)
  • Barrowton is staunch for Bolton largely because she still holds Ned Stark to blame for her husband's death.†   (source)
  • Noah Webster, editor, author, lexicographer, and staunch Federalist, declared it time to stop newspaper editors from libeling those with whom they disagreed, and to his friend Timothy Pickering wrote to urge that the new law be strictly enforced.†   (source)
  • Four White Harbor knights had formed a ring around Lord Wyman, as Maester Medrick labored over him to staunch his bleeding.†   (source)
  • Staunch?†   (source)
  • In an effort to improve relations with France, Washington had recalled the American minister, James Monroe, and sent in his place a staunch Federalist, General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney of South Carolina.†   (source)
  • Possibly Samuel Adams had privately approved, even encouraged it behind the scenes, out of respect for John's fierce integrity, and on the theory that so staunch a show of fairness would be good politics.†   (source)
  • He is a man of staunch will, for already he had come close under the Shadow before ever he rode to battle on the out-walls.†   (source)
  • Never for long had hope died in his staunch heart, and always until now he had taken some thought for their return.†   (source)
  • It's a d-d-d-damn shame!" said Luke, staunch to his goddess.†   (source)
  • His attempt to blame the Communists for the murder and kidnap note and his staunch denial of having raped the white girl indicate that he may be hiding many other crimes.†   (source)
  • But then, a divorce was unthinkable; and Ellen and Gerald, staunch Catholics that they were, would never permit her to marry a divorced man.†   (source)
  • Ah, could that bulk only be wafted alongside of them, Lily wished; had she only pitched her easel a yard or two closer to him; a man, any man, would staunch this effusion, would stop these lamentations.†   (source)
  • A splendid fellow—one of the staunch Union patriots from whom I used to buy muskets and hoop skirts for the Confederacy.†   (source)
  • " 'We are staunch Union sympathizers,' " mimicked the old lady, twanging the words through her long thin nose.†   (source)
  • Phillotson nodded, and seeing how staunch his friend was, became more frank.†   (source)
  • You know I have been always a staunch friend to you.†   (source)
  • He was a straightforward enemy and a staunch friend, and his hospitality was proverbial.†   (source)
  • I know when a game's up, I do; and I know a lad that's staunch.†   (source)
  • "For my part," said Coggan, "I'm staunch Church of England."†   (source)
  • The staunch old gentleman was still in his trust; had never left it.†   (source)
  • Thank you, thank you, my dear staunch friends.†   (source)
  • He's a staunch one; he was back with me before the messenger.†   (source)
  • Old Juno, staunch to the last, was foremost in the fray.†   (source)
  • You have a friend in me, Nance; a staunch friend.†   (source)
  • What is more exhilarating than to make your staunch little boat, obedient to your will and muscle, go skimming lightly over glistening, tilting waves, and to feel the steady, imperious surge of the water!†   (source)
  • Now, the tenants of Appin have to pay a rent to King George; but their hearts are staunch, they are true to their chief; and what with love and a bit of pressure, and maybe a threat or two, the poor folk scrape up a second rent for Ardshiel.†   (source)
  • The hard-headed Dundee owner was a staunch admirer of Thomas Paine whose book in rejoinder to Burke's arraignment of the French Revolution had then been published for some time and had gone everywhere.†   (source)
  • He remembered a poem he had read months before: "Oh staunch old heart who toiled so long for me, I waste my years sailing along the sea—" Yet he had no sense of waste, no sense of the present hope that waste implied.†   (source)
  • She had much questioned if they would appear at the parting moment; but there they were, stoical and staunch to the last.†   (source)
  • That would depend upon whether the germs of staunch comradeship underlay the temporary emotion, or whether it were a sensuous joy in her form only, with no substratum of everlastingness.†   (source)
  • After Jos went to Court, which we may be sure he did as a loyal subject of his Sovereign (showing himself in his full court suit at the Club, whither Dobbin came to fetch him in a very shabby old uniform) he who had always been a staunch Loyalist and admirer of George IV, became such a tremendous Tory and pillar of the State that he was for having Amelia to go to a Drawing-room, too.†   (source)
  • He answered the taunt of the woodchopper, by saying: "I know you drop a tree where you will, Billy Kirby; but if you show a hand, or an arm, in doing it, there'll be bones to be set, and blood to staunch.†   (source)
  • While I advanced in friendship and intimacy with Mr. Dick, I did not go backward in the favour of his staunch friend, my aunt.†   (source)
  • I'd rather sit with Hindley, and hear his awful talk, than with "t' little maister" and his staunch supporter, that odious old man!†   (source)
  • Staunch to the last!†   (source)
  • If you've lost a staunch fri'nd, as I make no doubt you have, Providence will raise up new ones in his stead, and since our acquaintance has begun in this oncommon manner, I shall take it as a hint that it will be a part of my duty in futur', should the occasion offer, to see you don't suffer for want of food in the wigwam.†   (source)
  • When I am a wife, I mean to be just as staunch myself; and I wish my friends in general would be so too.†   (source)
  • The sailor, drowned or no, was probably now lost to them; and Susan's staunch, religious adherence to him as her husband in principle, till her views had been disturbed by enlightenment, was demanded no more.†   (source)
  • Like one who after a night of drunken revelry hies to his bed, still reeling, but with conscience yet pricking him, as the plungings of the Roman race-horse but so much the more strike his steel tags into him; as one who in that miserable plight still turns and turns in giddy anguish, praying God for annihilation until the fit be passed; and at last amid the whirl of woe he feels, a deep stupor steals over him, as over the man who bleeds to death, for conscience is the wound, and there's naught to staunch it; so, after sore wrestlings in his berth, Jonah's prodigy of ponderous misery drags him drowning down to sleep.†   (source)
  • The keen instincts of Bathsheba had perceived that the farmer's staunch devotion to herself was still undiminished, and she sympathized deeply.†   (source)
  • Finding that it was impossible to make any impression upon his staunch friend, Arthur Gride, who had prepared himself for some such result before he came, consented with a heavy heart to the proposed treaty, and upon the spot filled up the bond required (Ralph kept such instruments handy), after exacting the condition that Mr Nickleby should accompany him to Bray's lodgings that very hour, and open the negotiation at once, should circumstances appear auspicious and favourable to their designs.†   (source)
  • You couldn't have eaten much so early, even if they had anything at that place to gi'e thee, which they hadn't; so come to my house and we will have a solid, staunch tuck-in, and settle terms in black-and-white if you like; though my word's my bond.†   (source)
  • However much he might be disposed to hate all parvenus (Mr. Wenham himself was a staunch old True Blue Tory, and his father a small coal-merchant in the north of England), this aide-de-camp of the Marquis never showed any sort of hostility to the new favourite, but pursued her with stealthy kindnesses and a sly and deferential politeness which somehow made Becky more uneasy than other people's overt hostilities.†   (source)
  • The staunch son of Menoitios replied: "How can this be?†   (source)
  • At this the kingly archer Teukros rose, followed by Idomeneus' lieutenant, staunch Meriones.†   (source)
  • As overseer went that good man Meriones, lieutenant of staunch Idomeneus.†   (source)
  • Then came the damosel Savage that was the Lady Linet, that rode with Sir Gareth so long, and there she did staunch Sir Gareth's wounds and Sir Gawaine's.†   (source)
  • Next the Epeian leaders, Meges, son of Phyleus, Amphion and Draldos; of Phthia then, Medon and staunch Podarkes.†   (source)
  • Then answered Gawaine, it grieveth me but little, thy great words shall not fear me nor lessen my courage, but thou shalt suffer teen and sorrow or we depart, but tell me in haste who may staunch my bleeding.†   (source)
  • That me repenteth, said Launcelot, of your hurt, but I was adread of treason, for I was late beguiled, and therefore come on your way into your pavilion and take your rest, and as I suppose I shall staunch your blood.†   (source)
  • Then the knight said to Sir Gawaine, bind thy wound or thy blee[ding] change, for thou be-bleedest all thy horse and thy fair arms, for all the barbers of Brittany shall not con staunch thy blood, for whosomever is hurt with this blade he shall never be staunched of bleeding.†   (source)
  • Or a friend perhaps, someone close to your heart,
    staunch and loyal?†   (source)
  • And there my own dear son, both strong and staunch,
    Antilochus—lightning on his feet and every inch a fighter!†   (source)
  • Thrasymedes, staunch in combat, stood ready,
    whetted ax in his grasp to cut the heifer down,
    and Perseus held the basin for the blood.†   (source)
  • Here he married a wife and built a high-roofed house
    and sired Antiphates and Mantius, two staunch sons.†   (source)
  • And I saw Iphimedeia next, Aloeus' wife,
    who claimed she lay in the Sea-lord's loving waves
    and gave the god two sons, but they did not live long,
    Otus staunch as a god and far-famed Ephialtes.†   (source)
  • Staunch Odysseus glowed with joy to hear all this—
    his wife's trickery luring gifts from her suitors now,
    enchanting their hearts with suave seductive words
    but all the while with something else in mind.†   (source)
  • Staunch friend, a brother soul: Wilde's love that dare not speak its name.†   (source)
  • Two other great American book presses, that of the Macmillan Company[23] and that of the J. S. Cushing Company,[24] add /gaol/ and /storey/ to the list, and also /behove/, /briar/, /drily/, /enquire/, /gaiety/, /gipsy/, /instal/, /judgement/, /lacquey/, /moustache/, /nought/, /pigmy/, /postillion/, /reflexion/, /shily/, /slily/, /staunch/ and /verandah/.†   (source)
  • BLOOM: (His hand on the shoulder of the first watch) My old dad too was a J. P. I'm as staunch a Britisher as you are, sir.†   (source)
  • of pea) pease picket (military) piquet plow plough pretense pretence program programme pudgy podgy pygmy pigmy rancor rancour rigor rigour rumor rumour savory savoury scimitar scimetar septicemia septicaemia show (verb) shew siphon syphon siren syren skeptic sceptic slug (verb) slog slush slosh splendor splendour stanch staunch story (of a house) storey succor succour taffy toffy tire (noun) tyre toilet toilette traveler traveller tumor tumour valor valour vapor vapour veranda verandah vial phial vigor vigour vise (a tool) vice wagon waggon woolen woollen § 2 /General Tendencies/—This list is by no means exhaustive.†   (source)
  • You frittered away your time, he very sensibly maintained, and health and also character besides which, the squandermania of the thing, fast women of the demimonde ran away with a lot of l s. d. into the bargain and the greatest danger of all was who you got drunk with though, touching the much vexed question of stimulants, he relished a glass of choice old wine in season as both nourishing and bloodmaking and possessing aperient virtues (notably a good burgundy which he was a staunch believer in) still never beyond a certain point where he invariably drew the line as it simply led to trouble all round to say nothing of your being at the tender mercy of others practically.†   (source)
  • Our provisions held out well, our ship was staunch, and our crew all in good health; but we lay in the utmost distress for water.†   (source)
  • To all this the barber gave his assent, and looked upon it as right and proper, being persuaded that the curate was so staunch to the Faith and loyal to the Truth that he would not for the world say anything opposed to them.†   (source)
  • Then came the damosel Savage that was the Lady Linet, that rode with Sir Gareth so long, and there she did staunch Sir Gareth's wounds and Sir Gawaine's.†   (source)
  • I tried my canoe in a large pond, near my master's house, and then corrected in it what was amiss; stopping all the chinks with Yahoos' tallow, till I found it staunch, and able to bear me and my freight; and, when it was as complete as I could possibly make it, I had it drawn on a carriage very gently by Yahoos to the sea-side, under the conduct of the sorrel nag and another servant.†   (source)
  • Then answered Gawaine, it grieveth me but little, thy great words shall not fear me nor lessen my courage, but thou shalt suffer teen and sorrow or we depart, but tell me in haste who may staunch my bleeding.†   (source)
  • That me repenteth, said Launcelot, of your hurt, but I was adread of treason, for I was late beguiled, and therefore come on your way into your pavilion and take your rest, and as I suppose I shall staunch your blood.†   (source)
  • Then the knight said to Sir Gawaine, bind thy wound or thy blee[ding] change, for thou be-bleedest all thy horse and thy fair arms, for all the barbers of Brittany shall not con staunch thy blood, for whosomever is hurt with this blade he shall never be staunched of bleeding.†   (source)
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  • I have no bandage, nothing to staunch the flow of blood from his calf.   (source)
    staunch = stop
  • "But we don't have a firearm," Dad said again, trying to staunch their worries.   (source)
  • Now weaponless as well, the girl just stands there, trying to staunch the flow of blood pouring from her empty eye socket.   (source)
  • I pull off Rue's socks that I've been using for gloves and press them into my forehead, trying to staunch the flow of blood, but they're soaked in minutes.   (source)
  • I could staunch the bleeding, and allow the man to be transported by litter back to the castle.   (source)
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